wiggle room

wiggle room (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The opportunity to make alternative decisions or to pursue other courses of action, especially any involving only minor changes to one's present situation or course.
    • 1999, Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins, Apollyon: The Destroyer is Unleashed, ISBN 9780842329262, p. 145 ↗:
      There was no wiggle room here, no leeway, no margin for error.
    • 2003, Terry McCarthy and Karen Tumulty, "[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1005371,00.html Davis vs. Davis]," Time, 4 Aug.:
      "Nothing I know right now interests me in running," she said last week. But that leaves her some wiggle room, should things change.
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